“Devin O’Neill and Faith Rose met while completing their M. Archs at Yale. They share a similar aesthetic and an intense love of craft. O’Neill began his career in the art world, working for accomplished sculptors like Alan Wexler and Vito Acconci before devoting himself to architecture. Rose’s background is more varied: she went to Amherst on a classical piano scholarship, then switched to Russian Literature, all before her masters. After graduation, Rose's career was mostly in public service: for over a decade she headed the Design Excellence Program for the city of New York. Though they’ve both been in practice for years, the two only formalized their professional partnership in 2016, making it a young firm of veterans. “ - The Franklin Report
Devin O’Neill founded O’Neill Rose Architects over a decade ago, and leads projects across the United States. Devin holds a Bachelors degree from Yale University and a Masters of Architecture from Yale School of Architecture, where he received the Moulton Andrus Award for Excellence in the Collaboration of Art and Architecture. Devin studied sculpture at Bennington College and architecture at the London Architectural Association School of Architecture. Devin has over twenty years of design and construction experience, and has also worked with renowned sculptors such as Mark di Suvero, Alan Wexler, and Vito Acconci.
Devin has led many of O’Neill Rose Architects’ numerous award winning projects, including Undermountain House, which received the 2018 BSA Design Excellence Award and the 2017 SARA Design Excellence award, and the Choy House, which received the 2016 Architizer A+ Award, the 2016 AIANY Merit Award, the 2015 Asia Pacific Architecture & Design Trophy Award for best International Architecture. Choy Housewas recently featured in the exhibit ‘Making Room; Housing for a Changing America’ at the National Building Museum and will be included in the forthcoming book of the same title.
Faith Rose, AIA, leads a range of projects at O’Neill Rose Architects, including educational and residential work. She received her Masters of Architecture from Yale University and her Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College. From 2004 to 2014 Faith directed New York City's Design Excellence Program at the Department of Design and Construction under the Bloomberg Administration. In this capacity she oversaw the design of nearly 200 projects ranging from museums and libraries to parking garages and fire stations. In 2014 Mayor de Blasio appointed Faith Executive Director of New York City’s Public Design Commission, which reviews and approves capital projects on city owned property, including architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and industrial design. Prior to her work with the City, Faith worked for six years within the field of residential architecture.
Faith has written and spoken widely about the design of public spaces. She has advised the Walton Family Foundation on the creation of a Design Excellence Program for Northwest Arkansas, and participated in the Mayor’s Institute on City Design and the 2015 MAS Summit ‘The City We Want.’ She has been recognized for her leadership in the profession, most recently by the AIA Women In Architecture organization. She has been awarded both the 2015 AIANY Pubic Architect Award and the 2015 AIANYS President’s Award. Faith has taught and lectured at design institutions including Yale University, Rhode Island School of Design and Temple University. She is the Secretary of the Board of the Architect’s Institute of America New York Chapter, and sits on the board of the Gemini Arts Initiative.